Fogo Island Inn
What it is
A remote island getaway perched—on stilts!— on the rocky North Atlantic.
What it isn't
Central. You’re here because you want to go to the ends of the earth (and ocean).
What we think
They call this stretch of Newfoundland coast Iceberg Alley, which should tell you something about its wild and untamed nature. Fogo Island is about as far from a Nantucket-type island as one can get—home to herds of caribou, seals and oh-so-many birds (cormorants, eider ducks, and murrs, to name but a few). The 29 suites have floor-to-ceiling views over the rollicking surf and quilts hand-sewn by locals—plus binoculars, storm gear and wellies at-the-ready. On-site amenities include wood-fired saunas overlooking nearby church steeples, rooftop hot tubs and a 37-seat theater that plays everything from documentaries on local craftspeople to cult classics. Did we mention the property—a pet project of a local tech entrepreneur—is a social enterprise whose entire profits are reinvested into the Fogo Island community?
You're here because
You crave extreme isolation (without roughing it) and want to see “The Next Iceland” before it becomes over-trammelled.
As you watch storm clouds descend, beautifully and moodily, over the sea from the glass-walled dining room, the only thing wilder is what’s on your plate: local caribou sausage, cooked by fire.
It’s not easy to get here, at all—and that’s precisely the point. You’ll likely fly to Halifax, then Gander, then hop a 45-minute ferry. Take our word for it: it’s worth it.
Dining Room - Casual dining serving local ingredients from the island